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NZSO 2014: Tuscan Summer


Thu 20 Nov 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: NZSO

Presented by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
In association with Pub Charity

Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Britten - Soirées Musicales (after Rossini)
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’

Junichi Hirokami - conductor
Stefan Jackiw - violin

Concert duration: 1h29

Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville is the epitome of Italian music – it is sunny and giggly, and then roars with energy. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is also wonderfully warm with dancing themes that won’t settle. In the hands of Stefan Jackiw – described by the Washington Post as a ‘talent that’s off the scale’ – this lyrical score will sweep you off your feet. Britten’s Soirées Musicales, an orchestral arrangement of piano pieces by Rossini, are a confection of different flavours and colours. Crowning this festival of Italian sumptuousness is Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 – the Italian. Composed to evoke ‘the supreme delight in life’ that characterises Italians, guest conductor Junichi Hirokami brings to this symphony an unbridled optimism that shimmers and shines with every phrase.

Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to concert.

If you book 3 or more concerts you will be entitled to all of the fantastic additional benefits available to NZSO Season Ticket Holders including discounted prices.

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